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Shift

Shift

For Ages: 12 and up
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Some friends fade away….Others disappear. Now in paperback, a riveting mystery that will “keep the pages turning” (Chris Crutcher, author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes).

Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek. Imagine that you get into a fight—the cheap SOB won’t kick in any cash—and you stop riding together. Imagine you reach Seattle, go home alone, and start college. Imagine you think your former best friend does too. Imagine he didn’t, that he was carrying more than $20,000 in cash the whole trip, and that now the FBI is looking for him. Imagine your world shifting....

Shift is a breathtaking tour-de-force that explores the depths of loyalty and friendship—and the unknowable depths of another person.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442408524 | 
  • April 2012 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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About the Author

Jennifer Bradbury
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Jennifer Bradbury

Jennifer Bradbury is the author of A Moment Comes, Wrapped, and her debut novel, Shift. Shift—which Kirkus Reviews gave a starred review, calling it “fresh, absorbing, compelling”—was picked as an ALA and a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults and is also on numerous state reading lists. A former English teacher and one-day Jeopardy! champ, she lives with her family in Burlington, Washington.

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Jennifer Bradbury
Q. how did you come to write Shift?

A. I started this novel as a way to blend together some of the fun anecdotes from the bike tours I've taken with my husband. But then the conflict and plot and characters all took over and turned the book into something very different.

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